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Duchess of Terra (Duchy of Terra Book 2) Kindle Edition
They guaranteed our safety and our future
But now their enemies are coming for us
To preserve humanity's survival and freedom in a hostile galaxy, Annette Bond tied her world to the A!Tol Imperium, taking on the mantle of Duchess of Terra to rule humanity in the Imperium's name.
The A!Tol have provided technology, ships, and money to uplift the new Duchy of Terra, but those gifts come with strings attached. The Imperium has their own plan for Terra—but Bond has tricks of her own.
With enough time, she can build Earth a place in the galaxy. But as Bond's many enemies gather their forces, the clouds of war threaten not only the recovering Terra but the entire Imperium.
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Duchy of Terra (Books 1-3)
A Swashbuckling Space Adventure
A privateer ship. A motley crew. A brave captain on a mission to liberate Earth.
Rich Characters, Fascinating Aliens and a Dynamic Universe
A captain fights to gather resources and allies in a vast alien empire.
Honor and Loyalty are Pitted Against Impossible Odds
When you’re cut off from the resources of Earth, cast adrift in alien space, how do you hold on to your honor?
Light of Terra & Shadow of Terra (Books 4-9)
Explore Vivid Alien Realms
The galaxy is populated with strange and wonderful races. How does humanity find its place?
Baptism By Fire for New Technology
Untested weapons and technology may be the key to humanity’s survival.
An Enormous Threat Looms and Time Grows Short
Brave crews and diverse factions must band together when faced with the unimaginable.
PRAISE FOR THE DUCHY OF TERRA SERIES:
"Arguably one of the best science fiction writers of our time!"
"The entire series will keep you on the edge of your seat."
"[The author says] this trilogy is his best work. I for one agree."--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B06X16VKCQ
- Publisher : Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc (February 9, 2017)
- Publication date : February 9, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3410 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 488 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #42,383 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have to admit, that at the end of the first book in this series, I was curious as to how the author was going to make the taking over / running of a world interesting when compared with the action packed book I’d just read. He delivered.
Firstly, our heroine is smart and finds smart, connected, savvy people to help her and delegates to them. Secondly, she’s not starry eyed over the A!Tol and knows they’re looking after themselves before Terra. Annette figures a way to work the A!Tol plan, to make Earth hand over a strategic advantage, against them. Lastly, she’s not above recruiting on the fly when she recognises talent.
But that’s not to say we don’t have action in space or on the ground. Or that it’s smooth sailing. The Weber Network and Protocols are still in place and being upheld. There are rogue elements on and off the planet hampering efforts. And we also have the Kanzi not recognising a treaty, just for added interest.
We get to meet Harriet Tanaka. (It’s possible we met her in the last book but I honestly don’t remember and didn’t re-read the first book prior to starting this one). Harriet joined the A!Tol navy prior to Earth becoming the Duchy of Terra and has faces fall-out on Earth and attitude in the A!Tol navy. Whilst she’s a captain, others can and do discount her opinion just because she’s human. We get Harriet’s adventure in this book as it links to Earth’s.
I read this book in one sitting and barely noticed the passage of time. It was fast paced. It was interesting. I’m already looking forward to where the story will go.
(Nb: My copy of this book – an ARC – did have some minor typo’s. There weren’t many. I did notice them, but they didn’t in any way pull me out of the story.)
I would suggest this book only for very mature teens and adults. It is about space war, and people (even known characters) don't always come through, and there is a bit of sex but it is not obtrusive and does not in any way get in the way of the story. I strongly urge you to start with the first book of the set (The Terran Privateer) so as to not be confused when you get to this one. The good news is that when you finish the first one, this one will be waiting. Lucky you.
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Note: I received a free electronic copy in exchange for an unbiased review (but liked it enough to buy a copy anyway)
I have thoroughly enjoy this series following Annette Bond and hope that there are more books in the pipeline.
Good work Glynn.